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Thursday, May 20, 2004

See John Flip, Make John Flop 

Posted by Earl at 11:14 AM

Q.: How can you tell when Sen. John F. Kerry has done something right?

A.: When he flip-flops and apologizes for having done it in the first place.

Thus in today's Boston Globe we learn that Sen. Flip Flop now regrets his 1986 vote to confirm Justice Antonin Scalia, whom Associated Press writer Ron Fournier describes as "one of the high court's most conservative justices"—scarcely a competition at the level of the contest to become the next American Idol or president of the United States, for that matter. which appears to be a dead heat at this early stage of the race.

Of course, what the dominant media monopoly really means is that Justice Scalia, like fellow justices William Rehnquist and Clarence Thomas, has voted to overturn the infamous Roe v. Wade abortion edict.

Of course, a Supreme Court justice appointed by—pardon the expression—Pres. Kerry would never do that, and yet today's papers parrot such headlines as the following:

  • "Kerry Could Back Anti-Abortion Judge" (Boston Globe)

  • "Kerry Open to Tapping Anti-Abortion Judge" (Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette)

  • Kerry Says He'd Consider Anti-Abortion Judges" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

  • "Kerry Says He's Open to Anti-Abortion Judges" (Arizona Daily Sun)

    Well, you get the idea, and even:

  • "Kerry Says He'd be Open to Anti-abortion Justices" (Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise)

    The devil, of course, particularly with this CINO servant, is in the details. You needn't click on more than one of the above links for they and scores more—that's why it's the dominant media monopoly, after all—are publishing the same AP account, in which we read:
    Democrat John F. Kerry said yesterday he's open to nominating antiabortion judges as long as that doesn't lead to the Supreme Court's overturning the landmark 1973 Roe ruling that made abortion legal.
    In other words, Judge Pino—as in pro-life in name only—report to traffic court.

    And this is what the anti-life media would have its duped readers believe is "a moderate note"?

    Liars covering liars. Stay tuned to Catholic Kerry Watch and reliable news sources like Mallon's Media Watch for the unspun truth!


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    Worthy to Receive the Lamb: Catholics in Political Life and the Reception of Holy Communion, from Archbishop Donoghue (Atlanta, GA), Bishop Baker (Charleston, SC) and Bishop Jugis (Charlotte, NC).
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    Catholics in Political Life U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. June 7, 2004.

    Catholic Politicians and Bishops. By Most Rev. Raymond L. Burke, Archbishop of St. Louis. America June 21-28, 2004.

    A Time For Honesty, Pastoral Statement by The Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark. May 5, 2004.

    Why Communion Could Be Denied to Anti-Life Legislators. Interview with Father Thomas Williams, dean of the School of Theology of the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum.

    Why Don't Catholic Politicians Practice What the Catholic Church Preaches?, by Judie Brown. Washington Dispatch April 19, 2004.

    How to tell a Duck from a Fox: Thinking with the Church as we look toward November, by Archbishop Chaput. Denver Catholic Register April 14, 2004.

    On the Dignity of Human Life and Civic Responsibility, a Pastoral Letter by La Crosse Bishop Raymond L. Burke.

    Blood On Their Hands: Exposing Pro-abortion Catholic Politicians, by Mark Stricherz. Crisis May 2003.

    The Failure of Catholic Political Leadership, by Robert P. George & William E. Saunders. Crisis 18, No. 4 (April 2000).

    Denying Holy Communion: A Case History, by Bishop Emeritus Rene Henry Gracida. [PDF Format].

    Ten questions regarding the denial of the Eucharist, by Barbara Kralis.

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    John Kerry, Abortion and the Catholic Church

    Irreconcilable Differences", by Matthew Mehan. NRO Sept. 16, 2004.

    John Courtney Murray and the 'Liberal Catholic' Justification of Abortion Investigative report by Christopher Blosser. August 30, 2004.

    "Please answer the question, Senator Kerry", The Mighty Barrister. August 2, 2004.

    You wouldn't even ask. Fr. Pavone (Priests for Life). July 2004.

    Kerry isn't making abortion stand clear, by Raymond J. Keating. Newsday July 27, 2004.

    Senator Kerry May Be Human . . . But is He a Person?, Catholic Kerry Watch. July 23, 2004.

    Kerry's Catholic Problem, by Brent Bozell. July 7, 2004.

    The Body Politic and the Body of Christ: Candidates, Communion and the Catholic Church. Debate btw/ Thomas J. Reese, S.J. and George Weigel. June 23, 2004.

    The Kerry challenge, by George Weigel. May 5, 2004.

    Rites and Wrongs: Why John Kerry should not take communion, by Philip F. Lawler. Wall Street Journal April 30, 2004.

    John Kerry's Catholic Problem", by Cal Thomas. April 26, 2004.

    Kerry Distorting Catholic Doctrine. Newsmax.com interviews George Weigel. April 16, 2004.

    "Personally Opposed, But…" Five Pro-Abortion Dodges, by Todd M. Aglialoro. Crisis April 1, 2004.

    On Embryonic Stem-Cell Research

    Reagan vs. Reagan and The Stem-Cell Cover-Up, Catholic Kerry Watch, August 14, 2004.

    Senator Kerry dismisses religious convictions as "ideology"  Catholic Kerry Watch. August 9, 2004.

    Ron Reagan & Functionalism, Revisited, Catholic Kerry Watch. July 29, 2004.

    Out of Touch, by Michael Fumento. Refuting Kerry's claims on the use of embryonic stem cells. Citizen Magazine August 2004.

    Stem Cell Defection, by Ramesh Ponnuru. National Review August 16, 2004.

    Stem Cell Research: Fact Sheets, Letters to Congress and Articles from the USCCB.

    On Voting, "Proportionality" and Cardinal Ratzinger's Memorandum

    What Ratzinger Said, by James Akin. Sept. 9, 2004.

    Bishops Refute Flawed Theology (of Andrew Greeley) Barbara Kralis. August 22, 2004.

    Thoughts on Proportionality, Catholic Kerry Watch. July 12, 2004.




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